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Mrs Furniss

Year 3 (71)

Year 3 Dance-a-thon and Penalty Shoot-out

Today was Year 3’s turn for their fundraising activity. First, we all went to the hall this afternoon and had lots of fun dancing together. We managed to dance, non-stop, for 35 minutes. After a break to drink water, we went outside for our next challenge…the penalty shoot-out! Mr Littlejohn and Mr Selle were in goal and Year 3 did their best to score goals against them. The children demonstrated fabulous football skills and really enjoyed themselves. 

The children put so much effort into the activities to help raise their target of £350. Please donate if you haven’t already. We would be so grateful. Thank you to those who have sponsored them already. We really appreciate your support. 

Homework week ending 20.11.2020


Talk homework

This week the children have read an adventure story about a boy who defeats a group of bullies. In the story, the child enters an old shed which transforms into a beautiful palace when the door closes. The boy meets a character he needs to defeat in some way, and then he uses this power to defeat the bullies at the end of the story.

Next week the children will write their own story based on this format. They have drawn pictures of the shed and the place it will transform into, and they have started to think about the character they will need to defeat. Please talk to your child about their ideas for their own story. At this initial planning stage the children are encouraged to change their mind if they think of a better idea. The more they talk about the story, the clearer it will become in their mind. This means the children will be able to focus more on spelling, punctuation and sentence construction when they begin to write their stories.


Your child has been given a fortune teller with some spelling words on. We looked briefly at the words in class this week noting that the ou phoneme is represented with the letter a. We will complete some activities with these words next week, so any pre-learning of these words at home will benefit your child.


Please continue to read regularly with your child at home.

  • If you are sharing a fiction chapter story, please focus on the different settings in the story and what the author tells the reader about them.
  • If you are sharing a picture book, please help your child to look for extra information about the story that can be seen in the pictures but is not mentioned in the text. The children are becoming ‘detectives’ in school as they have been sharing the Anthony Browne stories. They have spotted lots of extra clues about the story and characters by discussing the pictures.
  • If you are sharing a non-fiction text, please help your child to identify main and sub-headings in the text. Try covering up the text below the headings. Can your child predict what they will be reading about by just reading the headings? Can they think of any vocabulary that will be used on the page from the headings? (By doing this, the children will find it easier to read tricky new topic words as the words will be fresh in their minds).

Homework week ending 13th November

Thank you to the parents who have registered for our Edmodo classroom. We now have 20 children rerady to use the site. 


In RE the children are learning about promises and the promises that were made at their baptism. Thank you to those who have sent in photos or candles or clothes from your child's Christening day. They have contributed to a lovely display in our classroom. Please can you talk to you child about their Christening day, so they are able to talk and write about it next week. For example, where they were Christened, which church, who their Godparents were and how you celebrated as a family afterwards. 


Next week, the children are going to play some games with the 3 and 4 times tables. Please help your child to count in multiples of 3 and 4. Help them to spot the numbers that appear in both tables (12, 24 and 36). If your child is already competent with the multiplication facts for these tables, please help them to learn the corresponding division facts.

To make it more fun, the children have been given a fortune teller to make for the 4x table.

If your child prefers to play interactive computer games, Hit the Button is a good site to use to develop speed of recalling multiplication facts. At school, we check how many attempts the children have at each question when a game is over to ensure they are not randomly clicking the answers.


Please continue to read regularly with your child.

Homework week ending 6.11.2020

Please see the document attached to this post at the bottom of the page. You will need to click on the post to open it before you see the attachment.

End of Half Term

Thank you to all the parents who have registered for our class Edmodo site. Please note that your child will not be able to access the Y3 classroom with the registration they had for Y2. Each virtual classroom has different login information. We would like to begin posting homework on the Edmodo site once all the children have access to it. Until then, we will use this class page. I will post a brief message on our class page so you will be able to see if your registration works. I will admit children who register during the holiday before we return to school. We would like to have our classroom up and running in case we have to close our bubble. 

Our enquiry question for the autumn term is “Do I see what is really there?” Over the past half term, the children have looked closely at trees. We have taken advantage of the school woodland area and garden to closely observe a variety of trees and leaves. The children have looked at photographs and artist representations of trees, and they have been involved in various art activities to recreate what they see. The children have learned to look carefully and to discuss what they see. This has helped to develop their vocabulary, and the children used some of this vocabulary to write stories set in the woods. Towards the end of the term, the children looked at different styles of poetry, and they created their own poem using language from their art lessons.   

We are delighted with the work the children have produced, and we have created a class book of photographs, comments from the children and some of the artwork. We would love you to see this book, so we will find a way to share what we have done so far when we start using Edmodo. 

Over the holiday, please continue to encourage your child to look closely at their natural environment and encourage them to talk about what they see. Also, please continue to read regularly with your child. They have all worked hard this half term, and I'm sure they are ready to have some time to play and relax.

Have a lovely half term break. 

Homework week ending 16.10.2020



This week your child has made a single decade Rosary. Please help your child to use it at home when they say their prayers. The Hail Mary is one of the prayers the children need to know when they make their First Holy Communion.


The children have written wonderful poems this week about the woods. They were encouraged to use the vocabulary we have been learning during our story writing topic to describe the woods in detail. Please read some poems to and with your child this week and discuss them together. Which poems do they like best and why? The children could look for rhyming patterns in the poem eg in the first verse, if words at the end of the second and fourth line rhyme, check to see if this is the pattern for all the verses. They could look at how the poem is presented on the page, noting the capital letter at the start of each line and any other punctuation that helps the reader to read the poem with the correct intonation.


The children are getting faster at recalling number pairs to 100. Please help to develop this skill further by asking questions like:

If I spent 37p at the shop, how much change would I get from one pound?

I need one pound to buy some stickers and I have saved 59p already. How much more do I need to save to have enough to buy them?

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